No, it’s not time for Christmas carols yet. It’s back to school season, and the only thing better than a fresh pack of Ticonderogas and a pretty new planner is a brand-spanking-new stethoscope.
Slippery Rock sent all of the incoming first-year students a list of supplies we will need for the program in our orientation packet. This list includes:
- Sphygmomanometer (try to say that ten times fast)
- 8″ and 12″ Goniometers
- Vinyl retractable tape measure
- Taylor Percussion Hammer
- A zippered bag to hold everything
So, in true Liz fashion, I scoured the internet in pursuit of the cutest PT supplies I could find. Cue Jaanuu: a pop-up on Facebook led me to this site that has adorably functional scrubs, lab coats, and medical bags. I ordered the Medical Clutch in snakeskin; I had a 25% off coupon so this bag came to only about $25!
The next item on my list was a stethoscope. From some research I had done online, I found that a truly good quality scope should cost no less than $60. The most reputable brand is Littmann, and they have many colors and models to choose from. Of course, I needed mine to be hot pink and found that the Classic II S.E in raspberry suited my needs and budget perfectly.
I placed an order on Student Medical Shop that also included the rest of the items on my list, at great prices. In total, I spent about $150 on all of my required PT supplies. My package arrived this weekend, and as soon as I opened the box I made sure to give everyone in my family complimentary blood pressure checks because, priorities.
Keep On Dreaming,